Clinical significance of Corynebacterium striatum isolated from human samples.

  title={Clinical significance of Corynebacterium striatum isolated from human samples.},
  author={Luis Horacio Mart{\'i}nez-Mart{\'i}nez and A. Suarez and Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez-Ba{\~n}o and Kathryn Bernard and Miguel Angel Munia{\'i}n},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={3 6},
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical significance of and describe factors associated with Corynebacterium striatum infection. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of the C. striatum isolated in a university hospital from January 1991 to July 1995. C. striatum was identified using conventional methods, the API CORYNE system and cellular fatty acid profiles. RESULTS: In the study period, C. striatum was isolated from clinical samples in 127 patients. In 49 patients, data from… CONTINUE READING